The Ten Commandments for Welcoming Guests to Church

By Joe LaGuardia Church consultants and pastors have spilled much ink regarding how churches should welcome guests.  There is a reason for that: Churches, from veteran churches to church-starts, need to learn how to greet guests and be the welcoming community Christ calls us to be. You may be surprised to know that this doesContinue reading “The Ten Commandments for Welcoming Guests to Church”

Enduring through persecution

St. Paul had his fair share of persecution.  The book of Acts records how Paul, persecutor–turned–evangelist, founded churches and suffered as a result.  The book concludes with Paul in jail, his fate hanging in the balance. Founding a little church in the Macedonian city of Thessalonica was especially difficult.  Acts 17 states that he preachedContinue reading “Enduring through persecution”